2014 Annual Lecture

The 2014 Annual Lecture and Annual General Meeting will be held in the Faculty of Advocates’ MacKenzie Building in Edinburgh on Saturday 15 November 2014. The Speaker will be Professor Alain Wijffels and his title will be 'England and the German Hanse: The Long Endgame (1474-1604)'.

Professor Wijffels, Dr. jur. (Amsterdam), PhD (Cantab.), DLitt (Cantab.), graduated in philosophy, law, criminology, canon law, Roman law and medieval history. After several years of academic research, mainly in Italy, Germany and England, he is now working and teaching at universities in Belgium (Leuven/Kortrijk/Louvain-la-Neuve), France (Lille-2/CNRS) and Holland (Leiden). He teaches legal history, comparative law and legal English. He has published some two hundred studies, mostly contributions to legal history. His main area of interest is comparative legal history, particularly in the area of public governance and the courts’ practice in several Western European legal systems, with an emphasis on the structure and workings of complex jurisdictions.